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David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency response vehicles are operated by each NHS ambulance trust in England; and what the ratio is of such vehicles per 1,000 of the population. 
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent per person on the provision of ambulance services for (a) each ambulance trust in England and (b) England for the latest period for which figures are available. 
|Trust||Expenditure (£000)( 1)||Population( 1)||Spend per person (£)( 1)|
|(1) Expenditure details from Annual Financial Returns of NHS Trusts, 2007-08. Population data based on ONS Population Statistics database (mid year 2007 based on 2001 census) for equivalent strategic health authority regions. GWAS population figures calculated using primary care trust population data from Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.|
(2) Expenditure data for 2007-08 for South Western Ambulance Trust not yet received.
(3) Average based on total trust expenditure and total population figures, all excluding South Western Ambulance Trust.
Ann Keen: Six early implementation sites have been identified and will start screening by summer 2009. The sites are West Sussex (Royal West Sussex NHS trust), Leicester (University Hospitals of Leicester NHS trust), Gloucester (Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS foundation trust), South Manchester (University Hospital of South Manchester NHS foundation trust), South Devon and Exeter (South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Devon and Exeter NHS foundation trust) and South West London (St George's Healthcare NHS trust). It is anticipated that full national roll out will be achieved by the end of March 2012; work is under way with strategic health authorities to plan for this.
Both the Departments National Institute for Health Research and the Medical Research Council welcome high quality applications for support into any aspect of human health, and these are judged in open competition with other demands on funding.
Dr. Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of trends in mortality rates of (a) common cancers and (b) rarer cancers; and if he will make a statement. [Official Report, 12 May 2009, Vol. 492, c. 3MC.]
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what assessment has been made of trends in mortality rates of (a) common cancers and (b) rarer cancers. (232840)
The attached table provides the age-standardised mortality rates in England, by sex, for the period 1971 to 2005, for all cancers combined, and for each cancer for which this information is readily available.
A detailed description of trends in cancer incidence and mortality over the period 1950 to 2003 is available in the 'Cancer Atlas of the United Kingdom and Ireland, 1991-2000, chapter 2 (pp 7-38), entitled 'Geographical patterns in cancer in the UK and Ireland'. This publication is also available in the House of Commons library, and from the Office for National Statistics website via the following link:
An article examining trends in cancer in the UK and constituent countries over the period 1993-2004 for all cancers combined, and for the four most common cancers, was published in the Health Statistics Quarterly, volume 38, pp 33-46. This is available in the House of Commons library, and from the Office for National Statistics website via the following link:
|Age-standardised mortality rates per 100,000 population by cancer site and sex, England, 1971 to 2005( 1)|
|Rate per 100,000 population|
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